Originally Posted by rubegon
The original bottle is the "eagle" bottle. I love that one, and greatly prefer it to the bee and the wood framed one.
The original release may be better, but I think the reissue is excellent in its own right and would recommend it. With vintage bottles selling for upwards of $500, the reissue is a comparatively good value at less than $200 (depending on how you get it).
Yeah - $500 is pretty steep, unless this is a person's holy grail. I love my Derby, and I'm glad I got a bee bottle of the reissue, but I don't think I'd go to $500 for any version of the fragrance.
Hope Guerlain doesn't discontinue it again. For the style of fragrance, Derby is one of the best. I agree - the reissue is easily recommended.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by AZsmells
Originally Posted by Jazznpool
Don't bother with the reissue (I have a bee bottle). Find a boxed vintage bottle. It is vastly superior to the reissue.
Do you mean the one in the new wood bottle is worse than in the bee bottle? I haven't heard this before. I own the bee bottle but haven't tried the wood yet.
No, I think (correct me if I'm wrong, Martin) that he's just saying the vintage formulation
(meaning the old bottle, like rubegon is talking about) is the best. I would not doubt that at all
. IFRA restrictions HAVE to have changed it. The current formulation simply can't be as close to the original vision as the original formulation. But most people agree that the changes aren't that bad. I have the new stuff in the bee bottle, too, and I think that there's plenty enough old-school goodness for me.